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Jul 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
education for girls. >> but she survived a bullet to the head and now malala yousafzai is turning 16. >> she was invited to celebrate her birthday and deliver a speech of the u.n. headquarters in new york. she called for a global struggle illiteracy, and terrorism. >> it was a sweet 16 in deed. hundreds of young admirers turned out from -- for her birthday bash, hosted by ban ki- moon. >> usually the podium is occupied by the general assembly president or myself. but today, it may be natural that malala is sitting at the front and center. >> malala made a plea for the power of education. >> i am here to speak for the right of education of every child. [applause] >> malala made headlines as an activist in her native valley. a taliban region in northern pakistan. she wrote about schooling for girls for the bbc and the new york times. that made her a target. a gunman opened fire on a school bus. malala was shot in the head and evacuated to england. the teenager escaped death by inches. she was released just months later. this incredible story of a woman who challenged the taliban and ha
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